CHICAGO — A pizza delivery driver was shot and robbed on the city’s West Side.

The shooting happened around 10 p.m. Thursday in the 3600 block of West Iowa.

Police said the 40-year-old man was about to deliver food when another man approached him with a handgun and attempted to rob him.

The 40-year-old fought back and shots were fired.

According to police, the victim was shot in both legs. He was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

Alex Olmo witnessed the aftermath and told WGN News that the crime speaks to the reoccurring theme of violence in the area.

“I actually saw him on the floor,” he said. “My fiancé poked out the window and saw them putting him on the gurney. We decided we were done for the night.

“We made sure we kept away from windows and such.”

Olmo added that security in the area has been a concern for him and his family.

“My fiancé used to work overnight. I used to stay up just to make sure she got home safe,” Olmo said.

Olmo sent well wishes to the victims who have seemingly been injured while trying to do their jobs.

“I just wish him the best,” Olmo said. “I hope everything works out for any person making a delivery to this area and any person that is going to be servicing the area delivering food, whatever the case may be. Be careful and be safe.”

No one is in custody. Area Four detectives are investigating.